Our Lady of Lourdes

Street Address: 
4640 N. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL

Organized: 1892
Moved to this location: 1929
Moved from this location:

Church records available on microfilm from the Family History Library:

FHL film #1578083 Item 15
Baptisms, 1892-1908

FHL film #1578084 Items 1-3
Baptisms, 1909-1915

FHL film #1578084 Items 2-3
Marriages, 1892-1915
Confirmations, 1903-1914

The original church was a wood frame building with a bell tower. This was replaced by the current Spanish Renaissance style church in 1916 on the east side of Ashland Ave.

In 1929 the city of Chicago and the parish made the decision to move the entire church to the west side of Ashland. The church was also lengthened and turned around at that same time. The church weighed in at 10,000 tons and it was moved at “A foot a minute”.

Some digital images are available online.



1892 - 9999

Structure Type


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